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E-516 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

5 days PROD/LNG
  • Professionals involved or interested in the LNG industry: technical and managerial staff in the LNG industry, equipment providers, personnel from engineering companies, etc.
  • To provide a comprehensive technical and economic review of the Liquefied Natural Gas industry
Learning Objectives
  • To review the structure of an LNG chain and the world map of LNG plants
  • To understand main LNG physical properties and specificities
  • To assess LNG facilities’hazards and HSE issues, along with risk mitigation and prevention techniques
  • To grasp main liquefaction processes’operating principles, conditions and constraints
  • To gain an overview of the technology of equipment used in the LNG industry
  • To grasp the essence of LNG markets and contracts
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and videos

The LNG world 0.5 day
  • The LNG Chain. Order of magnitude and trends. Location of main plants worldwide
  • Base load LNG plants. Peak shaving LNG plants. Small LNG plants for LNG fueled vehicles
  • Receiving terminals. Regasification techniques. Satellite regasification techniques
LNG specific properties and associated hazards 0.5 day
  • Physical properties: Liquid-vapor equilibrium, density, ratio of vapor methane / LNG, heat of vaporization, heat of combustion...
  • Safety aspects: flash point, fire point, auto-ignition point, minimum spark energy, flammability limits, deflagration
  • LNG vaporization, Rapid Phase Transition (RPT), radiation levels, stratification / roll-over, sloshing, LNG clouds ignition
  • Asphyxiation risks, cryogenic liquids jets, piping behavior
LNG hazard prevention and mitigation measures 0.5 day
  • LNG spillage control at design stage and in operation
  • LNG clouds control in operation
  • LNG fires control at design stage and in operation
Liquefaction and regasification processes 0.75 day
  • Feed pretreatment: sweetening, dehydration, NGL extraction, Hg and aromatics removal
  • Different liquefaction processes: Pure component refrigerants, Pure component(s) and mixed refrigerant(s), mixed refrigerants
  • Peak shaving simplified scheme
  • Regasification process
LNG storage, loading / offloading and transport 0.75 day
  • LNG tanks: single or double or full containment (self-standing, membrane). Hazards
  • Jetty head, jetty trestle, harbor
  • LNG carriers: common features, technology, cargo operations, safety systems
Technology of LNG specific equipment 1 day
  • LNG cryogenic heat exchangers: spiral wound heat exchangers, aluminum brazed heat exchangers
  • Technology of the cryogenic compressors and their drivers (gas turbines)
  • LNG Vaporizers: Open Rack Vaporizers (ORV), Submerged Combustion Vaporizers (SCV), etc.
  • Safety and environmental aspects
  • Submerged LNG pumps: in-tank retractable pumps, cargo pumps, HP canned send out pumps, etc.
  • Liquid cryogenic turbo-expanders, cryogenic valves
  • Cryogenic personnel protection items
LNG plant operation 0.25 day
  • Day to day activities in an LNG plant. Experience of some plants
LNG trends - Research and new developments 0.25 day
  • LNG trends since the 70's. Equipment and concept development. Future developments
LNG economic aspects 0.5 day
  • Gas markets: natural gas reserves and production, worldwide gas demands distribution, international natural gas trade
  • LNG contracts: specificities of LNG contracts, pricing, shipping contracts
  • LNG markets trends
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 16 - 20 Rueil €4,420 Online By email
Jun 05 - 09 Dubai €3,240 Online By email
Nov 14 - 18 Rueil €4,420 Online By email

2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 15 - 19 Rueil €4,690 Online
Jun 04 - 08 Dubai €3,240 Online
Nov 13 - 17 Rueil €4,690 Online